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How did you guys get your old heatsink off?!?!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by warchief_ryan, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. warchief_ryan New Member

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    I dont want to pull to hard on it and break it. How you guys et yours off mine really on there should i heat it up a little to get it off maybe that will it loosin the "Glue" or what ever it is??
     
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    Sometimes just "gently" tapping it will losen it off. A hairdryer heating it up a bit can help to.

    -Dan
     
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    you should turn the cooler round and try to take it of
     
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    when i was finding the max core its went to like 290 then back down to 249 and back up some, is this normal and the text on the ati tool gets alittle buggy
     
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    Crowbar or C4 works fine. Warming up the CPU works too. Stress it for a while and then try to get it off, should be a lot easier. The hairdryer works perfectly as well. You can pul the SINK+CPU out of the socket without problems (with S478 at least) and you can warm up the sink+CPU with the hairdryer, the CPU will eventually fall off on its own, though you can pul it off way earlier without any force.
     
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    What about inbox stuff? how can i remove deattach it from my mobo?
     
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    If you really struggle to get the HSF off the card, try here.
     
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    Your idea would be fun, but not very productive I think. :p

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    yeah, but in that case the sheer fun factor would definantly outweigh the counterproductivity...

    probably almost as fun as bashing the crap out of an old printer with a baseball bat...

    :D
     
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    i have like 2 notches that push the heatsink tou the processor....i release the notches and the sink with the cooler rise from the cpu...but i still cant get it off, and there are no screws....
     
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